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Mar. 26, 2019 | Tuesday
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Pancake Tuesday fights cancer
Archie MacKenzie dines out on blueberry pancakes for a great cause at Sunset Grill on Pancake Tuesday. (Richard Harley/Niagara Now)

Sunset Grill in Niagara-on-the-Lake participated in Pancake Tuesday for the second year, offering servings of pancakes for $1 each.

Proceeds earned through the fundraiser were donated to the Canadian Cancer Society. More than $100,000 has been raised nationwide since the chain’s initial participation in the fundraiser 11 years ago. This year $27,000 was raised across Canada compared to the $24,000 last year.

Scott Gauld, owner of the Queen Street location, said it’s NOTL’s off-season so he didn’t notice a huge increase in customers, but he said those who did come in were looking forward to it.

“It’s a decent turnout. It’s not too bad but it could improve. We try to promote it the best we can,” Gauld said, adding that it is all for a good cause.

The fundraiser takes place annually throughout the chain across Canada. Last year, he said the store earned upwards of $300 by the end of the day’s campaign.

“We’re just trying to earn some money for the Canadian Cancer Society. Everyone knows someone who has cancer.”

This year, Gauld said the store earned about $200, adding that he would bump that number up to $300 for the charity. “What I tend to do is bump that number up, given it’s not a very busy time of year for us.”

He said customers can look forward to it in the future, adding that the store will continue promoting it each year.

Keeping fundraising campaigns in mind all year, Gauld said the store also promotes the Terry Fox Run in the summer.

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